UNICOM® Global to host 2018 Digital Transformation Symposium

At UNICOM Technology Park I & II and Conference Center

Beverly Hills, CA – February 5, 2018 – On March 20th, UNICOM Technology Park I & II in Chantilly Virginia will serve host to the 2018 UNICOM Global Digital Transformation Symposium. We invite you to join us for productive discussions with a select group of industry-leading business executives and technology experts. Gain valuable insight into emerging technologies, and share perspectives on their practical application to achieve business objectives.

According to IDC, more than 70% of CIOs see their role is shifting from that of an operational officer to Digital Transformation officer/agent of innovation. More than 50% of CIOs will increase their IT budgets this year to reflect the need for Digital Transformation spending. Digital Transformation offers companies the opportunity to fundamentally change the way they interact with and serve customers. Mr. Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of BNP Paribas, is on a mission to build what he calls “the bank of the future”. The bank announced that it would double its investment in technology over the next three years to $3.35 billion to deliver three main goals: Digital Transformation, New Customer Experiences, and Efficiency Savings.

On September 30, 2017, UNICOM signed a definitive agreement with IBM Corp. to be an early recipient of the IBM z14 mainframe, now installed at UNICOM Technology Park I & II Innovation and R&D Labs in Chantilly, Virginia. This will serve as a hub for the best and brightest of today’s technology visionaries to create and develop in a collaborative environment. In conjunction with these developments in Virginia, UNICOM has created the Technology Intern Partnership ("TIP"). This program provides a gateway for young entrepreneurs to gain exposure to the latest in technology. The idea of guiding young entrepreneurs is an integral part of UNICOM’s commitment to changing the way we view technology, for years to come.

With the IBM z14 mainframe, UNICOM plans to pioneer new methods of utilizing Digital Transformation Technologies that link legacy enterprise applications to Mobile Computing, Blockchain Technology, Voice & Face Recognition Technology, Machine Learning, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence.

About UNICOM® Global

UNICOM Global consists of more than fifty (50) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in Japan, China, India, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.

UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publicly-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:

UNICOM Global - Assets, capital and investment management

UNICOM Systems - IBM Mainframe software products

UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) - Government IT solutions

UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform

UNICOM Science and Technology Parks

UNICOM Technology Park – Innovation Labs in Virginia

UNICOM Science and Technology Park – Innovation Labs in New Jersey

UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services

USRobotics - Data communications products

Memeo - Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the Cloud

Firetide - Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation

DETEC - Document composition products

SoftLanding Systems - IBM i software products

Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products

illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products

iET Solutions - ITSM software products

Eden - Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Financial Services, and Real Estate - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services

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